Muriel Rukeyser said “the world is made up of stories, not atoms”. Sometimes, you hear something and it is such a truism that you don’t understand why it isn’t on billboards 20 foot high by the side of motorways.
The social psychologist, Irving Janis talked about the concept of Groupthink in 1972 and described it as when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of ‘mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment’.
This is Peter Zulu. He is a 60 year old game guide in the South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern part of Zambia. I met him a couple of weeks ago on a return visit, after 28 years, to a country in which I used to live.